__/ [axlq] on Tuesday 07 February 2006 17:41 \__
> In article <44rmhpF3bhbgU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Alain Godet <algode@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I have in the stats of my website a strange browser : syncmail.
>>Does anyone know it and know what it is used for ? It has been used for
> As far as I know, syncmail is a Palm Pilot thing. I suppose it
> could be used to gather a bunch of web pages for syncing with a Palm
> Pilot. Why, I wouldn't know.
As a Palm user, I can't say that I have ever some across the name. I am not
sure syncmail is a Palm conduit or program. I am aware of various other
names, but I assume axlq knows which one (s)he refers to.
Bear in mind that a grabber could spoof the user-agent string as to make
something malicious appear rather innocent or very enigmatic (for a
purpose). Regardless of the nature of your site, it should not be probed for
mail data. AvantGo, on the other hand, is a Palm (among other platform)
application that virtually synchronises arbitrary Web pages with the data on
one's handheld. It is not necessarily a Web browser per se.
Hope it helps,
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